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The Concept of Fair Trade (Fair Trade Campaigns)

Fair Trade Campaigns has developed a series of lesson plans to help educators bring the concept of Fair Trade into their middle and high school classrooms. There are four distinct lessons, covering four subject areas in relation to Fair Trade:

- Changing the Rules of the Global Economy: An Introduction to Fair Trade
- Gender Equity and Fair Trade
- Child Labor and Fair Trade
- Environmental Sustainability and Fair Trade

An Online Risk Calculator (Confronting Poverty)

Confronting Poverty (confrontingpoverty.org) is a new website that offers a set of resources dealing with American poverty and inequality. Most notable is an interactive "poverty risk calculator" that estimates for the first time the likelihood that an individual will experience poverty at some point in their future.
May 3, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT to May 23, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT
Through the Council for Economic Education, NCSS is pleased to be a co-sponsor in the following webinars

Frederick Douglass Coin (U.S. Mint)

Elementary and middle school teachers will want to know that The U.S. Mint has announced the release of the 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site quarter, the 37th coin to be released in the "America the Beautiful" Quarters Program.
For more information on Frederick Douglass, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and the Frederick Douglass NHS Quarter, visit: https://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/index5965.html?local=FrederickD....
March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

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February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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No Impact (on the Environment) Lessons

The middle-level “No Impact Project” curriculum uses film and printed matter (including lesson handouts) to help middle and high school students explore the effects their everyday behavior has on the environment, their health, and their well-being. It will also challenge students to think about how the systems in our present society influence our lifestyle choices in ways that often are not good for environment. Finally, it will guide students to take action both individually and with others to bring about positive change.

Teaching Kit (What We Do at the Fed)

"What We do At the Federal Reserve," is a free teaching kit for grades 9-12. The Federal Reserve is often in the news, yet few Americans understand The Fed's role in our economy. This classroom kit gives teachers some hands-on activities to explain the role of the Fed. Developed by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this kit provides a curriculum guide that emphasizes key points teachers can highlight while studying topics like how prices, inflation, and how monetary policy affects our economy.

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